Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1956
1-Month
1.40"
(35.56mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1953 1952
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2009
Sep–Oct 1956
2-Month
2.94"
(74.68mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-3.02"
(-76.70mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1953 1952
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1941
Aug–Oct 1956
3-Month
7.43"
(188.72mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-2.37"
(-60.20mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1955 1953
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2018
Jul–Oct 1956
4-Month
11.95"
(303.53mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-1.71"
(-43.43mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1955 1953, 1976
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Jun–Oct 1956
5-Month
14.55"
(369.57mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-3.74"
(-95.00mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
May–Oct 1956
6-Month
17.83"
(452.88mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-4.50"
(-114.30mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Apr–Oct 1956
7-Month
19.81"
(503.17mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-5.47"
(-138.94mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1955 1988
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Mar–Oct 1956
8-Month
20.74"
(526.80mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-6.49"
(-164.84mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1955 1988
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Feb–Oct 1956
9-Month
21.28"
(540.51mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-6.97"
(-177.04mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1988
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1993
Jan–Oct 1956
10-Month
21.73"
(551.94mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-7.50"
(-190.50mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1988
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1993
Dec 1955–Oct 1956
11-Month
22.22"
(564.39mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-8.11"
(-205.99mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1910 1988
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1993
Nov 1955–Oct 1956
12-Month
22.46"
(570.48mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-9.61"
(-244.10mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1993
May 1955–Oct 1956
18-Month
38.03"
(965.96mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-16.44"
(-417.58mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Nov 1954–Oct 1956
24-Month
45.66"
(1,159.76mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-18.57"
(-471.68mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1993
Nov 1953–Oct 1956
36-Month
81.55"
(2,071.37mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
-14.79"
(-375.67mm)
4th Driest Driest to Date 1957
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2010
Nov 1952–Oct 1956
48-Month
108.58"
(2,757.93mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
-19.78"
(-502.41mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1958
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2010
Nov 1951–Oct 1956
60-Month
136.44"
(3,465.58mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
-23.90"
(-607.06mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 17, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/